Well, it is the week of birthday's here. Josh turned 15 on 11/11 and Nathan turned 9 today 11/13 and Joseph will be 5 on Wed. 11/19. John and I will also be celebrating our 17th anniversary on 11/23. I marvel at the changes a year can make in a person and a family. I love to reflect on my kids lives during their birthday. Josh is doing the wrestling thing this year. He has some HARD practices but is determined to do well and follow through. Nathan is just as great as ever. He is very thoughtful and empathetic of others. His naughty streak is coming right along too. Thankfully those are coming few and far between.
Joseph is developing into a cute young boy that just needs to be in the spotlight. He was laughing so cute yesterday as Ben was pulling him down the stairs by a rope and he was sliding and laughing all the while.
We have been very busy lately with lots of stuff. I have been subbing a few days each week which has added to the craziness. Most of the subbing is done during the day when the kids are gone but I feel like we are all on overload. We are so busy after school to bedtime and I haven't been sure how to fix that. We aren't doing a whole lot of "extras". It is just trying to get the homework done, dinner made, and therapy appointments. Anyway, I think it is just one of those really stressful weeks that has somehow stretched into 3 weeks.
Besides that we are doing well. We have been trying to have more one on one time with the kids and play more as a family. I think it is working as I heard John chasing the kids yesterday morning, growling and the kids scattering and laughing. Well, back to my full-time job. The boss doesn't pay me to blog....